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post #346 of 676
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Originally Posted by cupcakefrost View Post

OK, here is my first pic. This is a two-tiered chocolate cake with ganache filling and crushed oreos. The teapot and cup are rice krispies treats and the little sweets are fondant. I charged 150 for a friend, but would normally charge 225.

I'm adding a link to the pic (hopefully doing it correctly)
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1915996

What recipe did you use?
post #347 of 676
I'm still fairly new to selling and making cakes but based from others pricing I'm seriously undercharging. How do you all decide your final price? The most I have ever charged has been $85 I know I'm ashamed! Please take a look at my cakes in my albums....not sure how to post individual pics. I'm looking forward to advice and tips!
post #348 of 676
Phew...finally I'm done reading thru this thread! I've gotta give props to Jackie80 for reviving this thread and to Peetz for sharing the death by chocolate recipe.

I already knew I was undercharging for my cakes, but even I charge more than some of these people and their cakes are awesome! I enjoyed looking thru all the cakes and comparing prices. I need to start charging for fondant accents and incorporate the costs of boards, boxes, etc.

@mooresweets920 it seems if we were all charging correctly we should use the Wilton's serving chart and multiply that by between 1.50 - 5.00 depending on the detail of the cake. But for carved cakes most people charge by the hours it takes to make the cake. I definitely need to step it up in my pricing!

Now to pop over to my laptop so I can start uploading pics to my profile and look at y'alls galleries.
post #349 of 676

i like the cake you made for dad's 75th birthday, 250 is fair enough considering the cake is so stunning and yummy(at least looks that way), and you may want to make you price similar to other cake bakery

post #350 of 676
I charged £95 for this cake under charged would prob charge £150 next time
post #351 of 676
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Originally Posted by Niki11784 View Post

Located in northern NJ...3 hours to make this. I am almost embarrassed to post this with a price- I charged $65. But if I would charge anything more, I would not get a single order....
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1948007

Ok the feeling..from london, England and nobody in the Jewish community is gonna pay more than that!
post #352 of 676
What?!
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Originally Posted by gurvy01 View Post

Ok the feeling..from london, England and nobody in the Jewish community is gonna pay more than that!

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #353 of 676
I can't speak to London clients, but I have many Jewish clients who value specialty cakes.
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Originally Posted by gurvy01 View Post

Ok the feeling..from london, England and nobody in the Jewish community is gonna pay more than that![/

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #354 of 676
I'm so glad I found this thread. I just booked my first wedding and I know I under quoted but starting out I will learn. All of your cakes are gorgeous and I hope to one day be that talented.
post #355 of 676

Oh I love this thread!!! I wish they would add an price option when you post pictures so everyone could see. Also so you could send clients to the website to see prices!

post #356 of 676

I wish I knew what to charge.  A lot of friends see my cakes and go "Oh, I didn't know you made cakes.  How much for one like that?"  When I tell them that the ingredients alone are at least $50.  That doesn't include my time and extras like gold coloring, etc.  Then they say, "I spent so much on the party stuff, I don't have much of a budget left."  Of course being friends, that tugs at my heart and I give it to them for less than the ingredients.  That's it!  I guess I need to toughen up a little and give them the alternative,,,,, go to the grocery store bakery and pay $30 for a sheet cake.  I am now doing a 6" x 6" round carrot wedding cake and 2 dozen pistachio cup cakes for the wedding.  I agreed to do this as the gift to the bride and groom but what would I have charged normally?

This was my 10th cake. No formal lessons, just a lot of television.

post #357 of 676
I got a reality check two weeks ago when I visited a couple Bakery's. I do like the level per serving price (ex: fondant: $4 basic w/ ribbon & message, $5 with bows or flowers, $6 for scuplted, three tier, character, 3D) and having extra charges for rosette style, or ombré etc..., I believe the more cakes you do you will find the right price as I will find out also.but going to near by bakery's helped a lot if you can do that. Never compare your cakes with grocery store cakes is what I was told because we use real ingredients like real butter, vanilla, cocoa etc... And the majority of the time they don't and you can taste the difference. From now on I'm charging my price because I would love to open my own bakery. I'd rather not do the cake if I'm getting Pennies and just keep practicing on dummy cakes. icon_biggrin.gif
post #358 of 676
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Originally Posted by cupcakefrost View Post

For this slot machine cake, I charged 250, but I definitely undercharged, as it took me waaaay too long. It was one of my first cakes icon_smile.gif.
http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1612935

Wow! Very nice. You definitely undercharged. That looks like a really big cake.

post #359 of 676
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Originally Posted by absolutelysweet View Post

I charged £95 for this cake under charged would prob charge £150 next time


Honestly, if you charged DOUBLE the £150 then you're about right.

Inside this fat body, there's a thin woman screaming to get out...... but I can usually shut her up with chocolate!
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Inside this fat body, there's a thin woman screaming to get out...... but I can usually shut her up with chocolate!
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post #360 of 676

Love this thread, I just read the entire thing! I know I've certianly gotten a lot better at pricing. But, here are a few! 

 

My most recent cake was this Mario one, it was a 9" and 6" chocolate raspberry swirl with raspberry filling, most of the figures are plastic but the caterpillar on top is gumpaste. Charged $160 (http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3053822/a/3376239/chocolate-and-raspberry-swirl-cake-with-raspberry-filling-all-characters-except-wiggler-the-caterpillar-are-plastic-wiggler-is-made-of-gumpaste/

 

Sock monkey cake for a first birthday, it was a 9" and 6" french vanilla cake with raspberry filling. Gumpaste monkey, "1", knitting needles, and socks. Charged $150 would probably up it to $180 (http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3056062/a/3377527/6-9-gumpaste-sock-monkey-wooden-pattern-on-base-with-socks-and-knitting-needles/)

 

This is a wedding cake I've made twice, the first time (http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2255463/a/2256463/this-was-my-first-all-buttercream-cake-i-was-sooooooo-nervous-i-hope-it-turned-out-well-tfl/) and second time (http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2353265/a/2354265/second-time-doing-this-all-buttercream-traditional-cake-tfl/). I believe I charged $375 the first time and $550 the second time. I still feel I should have charged more. Any suggestions? 

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